Tag Archives: Literacy

Beacon Lesson Plan 10/31/13

Adolescent Literacy Lesson Plan 10/31/13   Title: Why Do Vampires Sparkle in the Sunlight? Aim/Objective: Continue pronunciation lesson by offering relevant, seasonal reference images and vocabulary.  (And maybe find the Headless Horseman’s head…) Required Materials: Candy (courtesy of Mr. Richard), … Continue reading

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Beacon Lesson Plan 10/30/13

Adolescent Literacy Lesson Plan 10/30/13 Title: We Go Together Aim/Objective: Build upon the previous lesson by introducing the sounds made by compound letters. Required Materials:  Flip chart, markers, construction paper Do Now:  Students will return to the previous day’s grouping … Continue reading

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Beacon Lesson Plan 10/29/13

Adolescent Literacy Lesson Plan 10/29/13 Title: We Do A Lot With 26 Letters! Aim/Objective:  Students will complete the Speaking section of the Assessment while reviewing the English alphabet, the American names of the letters, and the pronunciations of vowels and … Continue reading

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Journal Review: Content-Specific (English)

West’s article, “Weblogs and literary responses: Socially situated identities and hybrid social languages in English class blogs,” is a detailed account of the juxtaposition of academic literary study and online posting.  She draws three students from her class and utilizes … Continue reading

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Journal Review: Balanced Literacy

Danielle V. Dennis’ article, “’I’m Not Stupid’: How Assessment Drives (In)Appropriate Reading Instruction,” shows the drawback to standardized testing because of generalized results.  While some students struggle on tests pertaining to verbal aptitude, her experiences lead her to contend with … Continue reading

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Student Teaching Popular Literature

Where I student taught, the school offered seniors their choice of courses.  I was teaching the second session of Popular Literature, which was described to me as being the default English elective for grade 12.  I had 38 students in … Continue reading

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WebQuest

During graduate school, one of my projects was to build a WebQuest.  In the spirit of my Master’s Thesis, I built mine on the foundations of Greek tragedy and its influence on classical literature and even modern popular culture. The … Continue reading

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